Allternative name: Gabon Boubou
- Laniarius bicolor
Adult: Upperparts black with white wing bar. Underparts pure white (diagnostic).
Juvenile: Similar to the adult, but with buff spots above and barring below.
There are 3 subspecies:
- L. b. bicolor:
- L. b. guttatus:
- L. b. sticturus:
Thickets and swamps; usually near water.
Usually in pairs.
They mainly eat invertebrates, such as moths, caterpillars, beetles and cicadas.
Call is a hoouu whistle in duet; also harsh rattling alarm calls.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Swamp Boubou. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 26 February 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Swamp_Boubou